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Digging deep

Jasmine Samis, Assistant editor November 2, 2022

When she landed, she both heard and felt a pop. She was unsure what happened but immediately knew it was not good. Senior Micayla Polasek went up for a ball during a volleyball match and did a full backbend...

Going the distance

Samantha Lamb, Staff writer October 18, 2022
Feet pounding the dirt. Rows of corn rolling by. Panting breaths. Early morning practices. Senior Andrew Shields experiences all of these as a part of the cross country team. He is an all-district runner and a leader on the team. Shields started his journey running as a fifth grader at Johnson Elementary.

Foreign exchange student explores culture, becomes part of host family

Callie Bollinger, Assistant editor October 7, 2022

Wide-open spaces, starry-night skies, and big city lights are synonymous with the Texas experience, and people from other countries usually have a lot of preconceived notions about what it is like to live...

Senior Stuart Hay excels as drum major despite complete hearing loss in his left ear.

Conducting success

Sophia Bradley, Editor October 6, 2022

After senior Stuart Hay was born, he failed the standard hearing test given to all newborns, but initially, doctors were unsure about what was causing the issues. Although hearing loss can negatively affect...

Senior excels at history competition, advances to state

Samantha Lamb May 20, 2022

“During high school, I started doing the papers, and I really enjoyed that,” Courtney said. “I enjoyed how I was able to put more of my heart and soul into the papers, even if that’s not exactly...

Cultivating life, expanding knowledge through gardening

adviser May 19, 2022

“At Lowe’s, they had little kits that they gave to kids with a seed and a little bit of dirt,” Luke said. “I took it home and planted it, and it grew. Then the next year my family started a garden.” Luke...

Sophomore soars to new heights in track and field competition

Reily Dominy May 4, 2022

Launching off the ground. Soaring through the air. Clearing the bar. Sophomore Tyson Turner has made his mark as part of the school’s track and field team with his abilities in the high jump event and...

High-tech high tech: Junior learns to operate drones

Ron Toback-Wolf April 6, 2022

For centuries, humans have longed to soar high above the landscape below. As technology has continued to advance, humans can now have a bird’s eye view without even leaving the ground. That’s why...

Four-star defensive end selected as All-American, signs with Purdue

Nicole Hernandez February 4, 2022

Senior Nic Caraway joined 99 other high school football players from across the nation on January 8 to compete in the All-American Bowl in San Antonio. The game featured players selected based on skills...

Check mate: Chess club aims to recruit members, enhance minds

Sloan McKeehan February 3, 2022

Chess is a game of skill, strategy, patience, and persistence. It’s competitive and complex; it’s a game of escaping with nothing but you and your chess pieces. One wrong move could give your opponent...

Student uses writing to inspire, express emotion

Samantha Lamb February 2, 2022

One of the best sources of inspiration is the many forms of writing: books, poems, etc. Kaylee Duran enjoys writing and uses it as a way to inspire others. Writing is important to her as a hobby and to...

Playing games: Student develops life skills through online gaming

Madison Thompson February 1, 2022

Though junior Preston Ruley has been playing games like Mario Sunshine on the Nintendo GameCube since he was six, he has recently begun playing massively multiplayer online (MMO) games. “I started...

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